Saturday, October 10, 2015
IF THE LAW OF PRAYER IS THE LAW OF BELIEF, WHY ARE SO MANY NEO-TRADITIONALISTS SO OPPOSED TO THE PRAYERS OF THE MASS BEING HEARD IN THE VERNACULAR EVEN AT AN EXTRAORDINARY FORM MASS AND NEWER PRAYERS FROM THE ORDINARY FORM ADDED TO THE 1962 MISSAL--IT JUST ISN'T LOGICAL WHAT THEY OFFER AS ARGUMENTS!
But of course there are many wonderful new Masses in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal not found in the EF. I won't bore you with them all other than to point out the separate Ordinary Form Roman Missal dedicated to numerous Masses in honor of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a thin Missal with a blue hardback cover and an accompanying lectionary.
The Masses along with a preface for each Mass is contained in this Roman Missal. This means, that apart from the Prefaces, there are Collects, Prayers over the Offerings and Prayers after Communion along with the Introits and Communion antiphons.
What a pity that these Masses in Honor of Our Lady, even in Latin, are not included in the 1962 Missal. There is no logical reason for this! But since when has logic to do with what so many ubertraditionalists spout even on my blog?
This morning, since it is Saturday, I used what the ordo recommended, the Mass in honor of Our Lady, Pillar of Faith from this Roman Missal' collection. How marvelous it is! The law of prayer is the law of belief and even though all prayer of the Church is directed to God the Father, through His Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the prayers we say and hear help us to have the right faith and hopefully the right life!
Thus, I have always advocated that I would love to see the changing parts of the 1962 Missal allowed in the vernacular for the law of prayer and the law of belief are so important for the Catholic Faith. For Catholics to hear prayers in their own language helps with the orthodox believing and living of the true Faith.
And don't say that everyone can just get a good translation of these prayers and read them for themselves as the priest prays in Latin. What about the illiterate? And of course so many don't want anything added to the 1962 Missal, an exercise in illogical thinking.